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Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2017)
23 May 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS
The National Platform meeting on Roma Integration, discussing the implementation of the National Action Plan for Integration of Roma and Egyptians 2016-2020 took place in Tirana, Albania, on 23 and 24 May 2017. The Platform, focusing on the five main priorities - education, employment, social protection, housing and health with the respective achievements and challenges – has been organized by the Regional Cooperation Council’s Roma Integration 2020 Action Team (RCC’s RI2020) and Albanian Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. It brought together about 90 participants including the Deputy Minister of Education and Sports, representatives from the line ministries, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Integration (staff of the NIPAC), the National Roma Contact Point (NRCP) Ms Xhafaj, numerous Roma Focal Points from different ministries and municipalities, civil society, international organizations and INGOs (UNDP, UNICEF Swiss Development Cooperation, Terre des Hommes, ARSIS). This report outlines key points of the discussions with conclusions and recommendations from the National Platform.